Thursday, July 31, 2014 Update: 2014 State Sales Tax Holidays Update: 2014 State Sales Tax Holidays from "Updates: 2014 Sales Tax Holidays"

Good news folks, it seems shoppers / consumers in the States of lower North America, may benefit from a sales tax holiday! It is getting close to back-to-school time, some nearer than others, so it appears that many States join in to help parents, and retailers get ready for school, and give them a day, weekend or longer to make purchases, without having to pay sales tax. 

States who participate are likely to see increased sales figures, because sometimes just a few dollars in savings, can help a parent provide more for their students. 

MA State Senators Michael Knapik, Stephen Brewer discuss holiday sales tax - YouTube
    Published on Jul 23, 2014
State Senators Michael Knapik, R-Westfield and Stephen Brewer, D-Barre, speak on the Senate floor after a long debate over the sales tax holiday, which passed 28-9

The link to the chart which shows participating States is in the linked article at the top. If you want to pop this up real quick, the link is 2014 Sales Tax Holiday. There are only 17 States which participate, and some of them come and go. This would be a nice thing for other States to participate in.

I live in Arkansas, and clicking on the DFA - (Department of Finance & Admin) Sales Tax Holiday. From this page and link: 
"2014 Sales Tax Holiday
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 2, 2014, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 3, 2014, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax. 
All retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday."
The itemized list of items tax free can be found on the DFA's website as well: DF&A - 2014 Itemized List. Arkansas 

Please spread the word for your friends, neighbors and loved ones. Thank you for all of the good you do.